Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, June 17, 2021


Happy Thursday! Today is Day 4 of Savannah Guthrie’s hosting stint. Through 3 days, $49,701 has been raised for the Bowery Mission. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Countries of the World) for Thursday, June 17, 2021 (Season 37, Game 189):

On this country’s National Day, August 15, all 39,000 residents are invited to Vaduz Castle for festivities & drinks

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Matt Walton, a civil servant from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Matt Walton on Jeopardy!
Emily White, a public relations specialist from Wilmington, Delaware
Emily White on Jeopardy!
Sarah Reza, a museum program manager from Hyattsville, Maryland (1-day total: $12,801)
Sarah Reza on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Sarah took down a 3-day champion in Katie Sekelsky yesterday. I would say that her best way to improve her chances of victory would be to have a better performance on the signalling device; 26.32% is below-average in that statistic. If that number got to 35%, another 5 chances would certainly be beneficial to her score.

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Today’s Clue of the Day for the Alexa sweepstakes: MEDICAL LATIN: On a prescription, B.I.D stands for the Latin phrase “Bis in Die”, meaning the medicine should be taken this many times a day

Clue of the Day correct response: What is 2?


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Correct response: What is Liechtenstein?


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Liechtenstein is the small Alpine principality situated between Austria to its east and Switzerland to its west. Its capital, Vaduz, sits on the Rhine River overlooking Switzerland. Low corporate tax rates has meant that the principality has gained importance as a European financial center. Vaduz Castle (Schloss Vaduz) is the official residence of the Prince of Liechtenstein, a title currently held by Hans-Adam II. His son, heir apparent Alois, acts as regent.


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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Emily $20,600
Sarah $13,200
Matt $7,600


Tonight’s results:
Matt $7,600 – $7,600 = $0 (What is Monaco?)
Sarah $13,200 + $10,000 = $23,200 (What is Lichtenstein?)
Emily $20,600 + $8,000 = $28,600 (What is Liechtenstein?) (1-day total: $28,600)


Emily White, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 17, 2021 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Emily $7,600
Matt $2,800
Sarah $2,600


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) MUSIC “C”LASS $800 (clue #14)
Emily 3000 +2000 (Sarah 1000 Matt 400)
2) MEDICAL LATIN $2000 (clue #9)
Emily 11200 +5000 (Sarah 4200 Matt 4000)
3) DID YOU READ… $1200 (clue #19, $14800 left on board)
Sarah 9400 +3000 (Emily 16600 Matt 4000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 143


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 192 (1.02 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Emily $16,400 Coryat, 22 correct, 1 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Sarah $11,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Matt $7,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $35,400
Lach Trash: $11,400 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,200

Sarah Reza, career statistics:
29 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
25.44% in first on buzzer (29/114)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,300

Emily White, career statistics:
23 correct, 1 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,400

Matt Walton, career statistics:
13 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,600

Emily White, to win:
2 games: 65.379%
3: 42.744%
4: 27.946%
5: 18.271%
6: 11.945%
Avg. streak: 2.888 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • $81,301 has been donated to the Bowery Mission through 4 games. $1,776,277 has been donated from all guest hosts.
  • I think that Emily overbet Final Jeopardy; she should not have bet any more than $7,399.

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11 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, June 17, 2021"

  1. I concur with your assertion that Emily should not have bet over $7,399. By doing so, she allowed Sarah the opportunity to win on a triple stumper (if Sarah had wagered that way).

  2. Emily did well with the DDs.

    And, I like to see a contestant get a little risky with her wagers.

    65% to win a second game sounds good but who knows – we’ve been disappointed before.

    GO Emily!

  3. Emily did very well with the daily doubles today and it seems that he might have a chance to get 3 games won or maybe 4 games going. She was a bit risky with her final jeopardy wagering though. Still though we need the curse to be broken and soon.

  4. Denise B. | June 17, 2021 at 4:42 pm |

    For this show, the FJ was a gimme.

  5. Brad (not Rutter) | June 17, 2021 at 5:00 pm |

    Emily could be around for awhile.

  6. Zach Hicks | June 17, 2021 at 6:04 pm |

    The story of how they sent 80 soldiers to war but came back with 81 because they had made a friend helped me get this one.

  7. I wasn’t a fan of them asking for the first names for California’s Governors Brown. Nothing was said in the clue that first names were required, and I don’t see how they could have been confused with any other pair of governors. Disappointing ruling by the judges on that one.

    • I disagree.

      If the judges/writers feel that the point of the clue is to know the first name of both people, then they are in their rights to ask for the first name of both people.

      (And, no, this is not at all analogous to being able to give a last name to most clues.)

      • David John Craven | June 21, 2021 at 5:01 pm |

        What’s interesting is that both of the Governors had the same given name, one was Jr. and one was Sr. But one went by Jerry and the other by Pat.

  8. Stuart L Rubin | June 21, 2021 at 2:51 pm |

    Andy; I disagree with you. My point is that you can’t have two sets of rules. If the judges accepted Ken Jennings response of Jones to the question matter of Olympic athletes, then they should have accepted Brown for this situation.

    • Once again: the situations are not analogous.

      There was only one famous Jones in women’s track and field in the early 2000s.

      There were, however, two famous California governor politicians named Brown.

      Further discussion here will be ruled out of order per the Site Comment Policy.

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